12/17/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest daily delivery of the industry’s essential newsDecember 17, 2013

401(a)/(k)/403(b)/457(b) PLANS

Annuities more popular than industry thinks
Training and Recruiting Are Top Worries for Nonprofit Organizations Sponsoring 403(b) Plans
401(k) Index and Observations Monthly Details: November 2013

PENSION PLANS

PBGC Premium Increases Could Help Pensions De-Risk
Federal workers’ pensions targeted in budget deal
Pensions Need to Create Formal De-Risking Strategies
Plan Sponsors Show Confidence in DBs
The Hidden Danger in Public Pension Funds
De-Risking of Pension Plans, HR Strategy and the Bottom Line

CAPITAL MARKETS

Economic Growth In The Third Quarter Rises To 1.8%
The January Effect: A Good Time to Buy Small Caps?
Companies launch stock buybacks, skip hiring and investment
Study finds corruption concerns in BRICS
ETFs Increase by $12B in November

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
The Fast-Growing World of Liquid Alternative Investments
Hedge funds rise but trail equities
No letup on risk for hedge funds this December
Hedge fund launches decline to lowest level in 3 years in Q3
Hedge funds attracted $360bn new money this year

REAL ESTATE

How to Help Clients Put Real Estate Inside an IRA

HEALTH CARE

PERSONAL FINANCE

Younger financial advisers more diligent about own planning
Why You Should Still Care About Estate Taxes
Trusteed IRAs Can Help Heirs Manage Inheritance

COMPENSATION AND VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

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PHILANTHROPY

Nonprofit Hospitals Face Grim 2014 Prospects
How Big Data Will Change the Face of Philanthropy
Charitable remainder trusts and the net investment income tax: A year-end planning opportunity

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Supreme Court to hear case about retirement plans

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An American entrepreneur and business leader, Jeffrey H. Snyder represents the American ethos and work ethic by applying his management, finance and information technology skills and experience to the financial services industry. He currently serves as a Vice President, Senior Consultant with Cammack LaRhette Consulting and Chief Executive Officer of The Morning Pulse, Inc., Jeffrey has held a wide range of senior positions within the United States defined contribution retirement industry. His experience is as broad as it is deep and he has worked with many of the industry’s top firms to provide guidance and solutions to employers throughout all sectors of the economy.Considered an “industry insider”, Jeffrey is often sought out for his opinion on a wide range of industry topics speaking at industry conferences and web events. Most recently, Jeffrey was a panelist for Pension and Investments’ 2013 Public Funds DC Summit and the moderator for Bloomberg’s “Ahead of the Curve: The Latest Trends of Defined Contribution Retirement Plans”. He has also been quoted in industry periodicals such as The Benefits Law Journal and Institutional Investor and has written countless articles. He recently authored Optimizing Public Pension Systems: A Call for a Plan of Action for Public Defined Contribution Plan Sponsors and Eight Hot Topics for Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Sponsors, both picked up by the National media.

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